On April 24, 2020, Michael V. Burdette went home to be with the Lord. “Mickey” to all his friends and family was born March 24, 1935 at home in Lanett, Alabama the first-born son to the late O. Velpo Burdette and Margaret Sue O’Day and later became the son of H. Stanly O’Day. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Rose O’Day Quinton and two grandchildren, Emily Hutto and Matt Hutto. Mickey is survived by his wife of 63 years, Aleathea Hightower Burdette of The Valley; his 3 children Michele B. Hutto (Mark) of Spring Hill, TN, M. David Burdette (Cindy) of Lanett, and G. Stephen Burdette (Claudia) of Eclectic, AL; his 9 surviving grandchildren; Melissa Hutto, Nan Burdette, Mick Burdette (Caitlyn), Grady Burdette (Hannah), Jerred Burdette (Shelby), Timothy Burdette, Benjamin Burdette, Sarah Gable (William) and Steven Meadows; and 8 great-grandchildren; and nephews.
Mickey developed a love for music at an early age singing with his friends all the time. This fondness for music lead him to get an AA degree in music at East Central Junior College in Decatur, MS and express his singing skills throughout life. This is a gift he shared by performing many solos at church services, weddings and funerals. His greatest joy was being able to sing with his children. He also sang with the Son’s of Lafayette Men’s Choir up until his passing. His gift for singing affected many lives.
Mickey worked as cost accountant for West Point Pepperell for 35 years and retired as a part time bank teller. He really enjoyed helping and mentoring people in his professional life. Mickey especially enjoyed volunteering at the library in the archives.
Due to social gathering restrictions, funeral services will be private. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request that any memorial gifts be made to Lanett Congregational Christian Church PO Box 609, Lanett, or Lanett First United Methodist Church 508 South 6th Street Lanett.
Please visit Mickey’s Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind word for his family, to share a memory of Mickey, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley is handling the arrangements.